How Window Tint Effects Energy Efficiency

Whether it be for your office, home, or for your car, tinting the glass can save you thousands of dollars. These savings can often justify the cost of installation within a few years, and depending on your situation, can mitigate expensive repairs on interior flooring, air conditioning, and electronic equipment. 

Looking first at the perspective of a structure, tinting the windows reduces quantities of both heat and UV light entering through the windows. Left unchecked, the UV light can damage furniture, musical instruments (notably pianos), and flooring. While the utility may not diminish after exposure to UV light, discoloration is extremely common, and often leaves home-owners little choice between refinishing the flooring, or replacing it all together. While this is a long term investment for most, it is just one of several contributing factors.

Considering the heat exposure that clear windows allow for, home or office owners in warm or sunny climates are strongly advised to consider window tinting. The primary cost savings is a DRAMATIC reduction in air conditioning costs. Depending on the exterior and interior temperatures, a 50% reduction in electricity cost can be realized

This results in the initial installation cost being justified in as little as a few months. Beyond this, occupant comfort, reduction in wear on the equipment, and in cases, being able to avoid the costly and extensive task of installing an air conditioning system. A combination of these factors will make tinting the windows on your structure a justifiable cost, with the reduction in operational costs typically justifying the window tint installation expensive within a few months. 

If we consider these effects but apply them to your car, we can see an even larger impact of window tint than on the structures. Considering that it is nearly impossible to refinish or reupholster the interior of your car, protecting it from damage is critical to maintaining the car’s value. Window tinting film achieves this in a variety of ways, firstly, it blocks UV light from entering the cabin, protecting your interior from fading. Furthermore, it also reflects significant levels of heat away from the car, reducing the interior temperature of the vehicle, reducing the risk of damage to the interior due to extreme heat. 

Beyond this, we can also apply similar cost saving principles that we outlined in the structure application to an auto vehicle application. Particularly when it comes to EV’s (but the principle still applies for combustion engine cars) the energy drawn from air conditioning units can be very substantial. Minimizing or reducing the heat levels within the car’s cabin can in some cases yield up to 20% better efficiency when the air conditioner is on, boosting range significantly for some electric car models. 

Whether you are looking to apply window film to your house, car, or office space, window tint can save on time, money, and headache, preserving your interiors for years to come, choose  604 Window tint the one that can provide you long term result. Contact us to set up a quote or consultation, via one of our accredited partners.